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ASTORIA, OREGON, FBI DAY MORNINO. 8K1TKMBER 1. 185)9
ASICRIA PDBUC UBRARY ASS0CIATl3x
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Our nsw lln, Croua. Brndg'i
mak. pa. bn Mltotsd aot only wllb
vltw to th. desirability of lh styl
ivnd pattern but alto on account of
uperior wearing qualltita,
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Sao Francisco, Cat. . Astoria, Ore. ,
Writ Us for Prlaaa
Here Is a List
Ot some High Grade Goods at moderate prices
RALSTON HEALTH POUDS In great variety
ROSS, HIGGINS & CO
jleui Zealand Fire Insafanee Co
Of New Zealand.
W. P. Thomas, Mgr., San Francisco.
UNLIMITED LIABILITY OF SHAREHOLDERS.
Subscribed Cnpitnl $5,000,000
Poid-Up Cnpital 1,000,000
Assets in United Statos 300,000
Surplus to Policy Holders 1,718,792 ,
Has boon Underwriting on the Pacific Coast over Twenty-two years,
SAHUEL ELMORE & CO.,
Resident Agents, Astoria, Oregon
Our Fall and Winter Hock of th.
wry beit make, and very tateit style,
bar. bo relv.4 and for low price
and .xeell.nt values cannot b aqual.d.
Cod. 4 12lb Streets,
All itwl ranges tccnuw you unfortunuti'ly
bought a cheap one. Huy a
Tbey aro Wftrrttntva hi every particular, ly a
firm 62 years in the Iumiuhi
.BOB UOND BTREGT
New Crape and
Waterman Fountain Peris
flux Decorated Paper
and Envelope-ioo. f
Tin a Specialty.
fresh from the mills. , ,
' AROMATIC Sl'ICES guaranteed the finest.
... tillmaxn:s i-irb extracts.
CHASE & SANBORN'S COPPEES are un
rivalled. Toocthcr with a host of other
0. R. 4 N. Shortly to Become
Pirt of I). P. 6ystera.
REASON FOR ABSORPTION
Llai From Omihi to PorrinJ Too
Lout Bt Successfully Operate!
-llf Cilntse Steamer Line.
OMAHA. Aug. Jl.-l'resldenl Burt
and aevtrsl other leading officials of
the t'nlun Paella an holding an ex
ecutive conference here to acre upon
a plan of consolidating the system by
cl i-r alllanr with tbt Oregon Short
Lin. One view la that the Vander
bllt Interests pmpoae that tht Union
Pacific be operated a at present, but
that the Short Line became a part of
the Union Paln I to be operated from
alt Lake City a now and that after
thla hti oven done, the Bhort Line will
gradually take poasesslon of the 0. R.
N. line and operate that portion of
the system from Salt Lake. Thti I made
possible by the Short Line controlling
the majority of the Navigation stork.
It In ov-r JWO mllea from Omaha to
Portland. Or'gn, which It ssld to be
too long a distance for one line to be
The other reaams why the conaoll
daitnn la considered certain, are: ,
Julg? Sanborn haa discharged a auc
ce.eory of recetvera of the 8hort Line.
Oliver V. Mink and Thomaa P. Wil
ton. The tale of the Union Pacific'! hold
ings of Navigation company preferred
atock to a ayndlrate of the Union Pa
cific Intereat la officially confirmed at
TOCONTnOL CHINA TRADE.
Capltallita Will Organlie Dig Company
In San Franclaco.
BAN FRANCISCO, Aug. Sl.-The pro
ject of certain monled men to organ-
! lie a United Statea and China trading
company to control the bulk of the
! trade In China haa excited much com-
A aplendld lot of the celebrated
Southern Oregon peaches juat
In abundant), and of all varl
The moit complete .election In
the city and all freah and ort.p.
Prompt delivery to
all putts of the city
and outside points.
Foard & Stokes Co.
Will Ilk Hi ao will the cook.
Star Estate Range
atlify all who ua. then.
If rour batter half does the cookie
that is an iMUInal reason why there
ahould be a Star Katste Rang In your
kitchen. The u.e of them prevents worry
W. J. BCUIiLT, Agent,
4a Bond Street
ment among the commwolal pople of
thla city, mimn of whom give the
atatement formulated by Ho Tow,
the Chinee conaul general, tbelr un
A move haa been made to organize
the company, which It la underetood
la liberally backed by the Chlneae gov
ernment, alth-i'Jgh the conaul I. acting
In hla Individual capacity. In brief the j
ofoiuon m trim 11 . vuoiau im luoiini
here with from five to ten million dol
lar, capital It can secure from the
Chlneae government about every trad
ing, contracting and commercial con
cession that it sees fit to ask for. i
To prevent total annihilation as a
nation, the Flowery Kingdom Is oblig
ed to secure a commercial alliance
with eonie other nation, and the only
friendly government has proved to be
the United States.
The manufacturers and producers av
sorlatloo haa appointed Its president.
A. 8. Parbero, to act in the matter anil
at meeting of capitalists and business
men, It has been decided to prepare an
addrraM to be sent to every commercial
body In the Union setting forth the adi
vantages of accepting the offer mad.
virtually by the Chinese government J
IIEKU8J:D TO OBEY THE .
ORDEK OF THE COURT. 1
Only Woman President of a Railroad
Fined for Contempt of Court and
sentenced to Five Days In Jail.
BAN FRANCISCO. Aug. Il.-The only .
woman president of a railroad com
pany In the United States waa formally
committed to the county )all for five
days for oontempt of court by Judge
The woman In question is Mrs. Annie bMn broU(ht (,for, hra that cold Jan
Kline Rlkert. and the railway co.por- vary mornnrf hch ushered In the
atlon of which she Is the head la the ' ,n of hu detTdaUon. Major For
Stockton k Taolumme Ttallroad Com- fene,t a ,fln of heart xot in umple
pany. Some time ago Charles Erlck- ' wordf aftJ unarrected roannei the story
son, contractor, sued the company to of Dr,yfug. BlrUggie with the madden
recover .7 for labor performed and nf lim ,,)on t0 uke hli uftf and ,he
material fun.lahed. When the case ,nterventtan of his wife, as an angel,
came up for trial the court ordered p,,,ntlnf cul th road of umjr. Tbtn
Mrs. Rlkert to bring the books Into ' he pruonjr-, i,reMt heaved
court, wlthjut fait Mrs. Rlkert Ig- I mllh ...,.. .nA tear droD, irliklM
nored the order and the court fined her
2'Jt for contempt and sentenced her to .
five days In Jalt
DEWEY DREADS VlIB RECEPTION.
Olympla Sails From Vllle for Olbralter
Admiral In Perfect Health.
VIl.I.EFHANCHE. Aug. SL-Admlral
this morning. At 4 o'clock the cruiser
sailed out of the harbor for Gibraltar,
The admiral says he Is In perfect '
health. He expects to stay at Gibraltar
until Sentember II. He exDressod
pleasure previous to his departure at
his stay here, and dreads his country
men's reception. The admiral's visit
here waa the most Interesting In the
history of the harbor.
PENSION ROLL REPORT,
St The , an
nual report of Hon. H.
commleeioner of pensions, shows that
during the year there were added to ;
th. pension roll 40.2!t names and 43..
184 were dropped, 84.145 ot these by rea
son of death. There was expended for
pensions. $1S8.SS5,06! The roll is made
up of 753.4M surviving soldiers. 237,415
widows and dependent relatives and (73 ,
TRANSPORT VICTORIA SAILS.
TACOMA. Aug. Sl.-The transport '
Victoria sailed tonight with horses,
feed and provisions for the Philippines.
There are 75 members of the Third ;
The I'.lcctric Doctor.
If you suffer with a nervous or
chronic disease that poisons and
drugs have failed to cure, or If
you are a weak man or weak
woman and have searched In
vain for health and vigor, do not
despuir. My new system of
proprietary home treatments
has brought health and happi
ness to hundreds that were
once drug slaves to no avail.
My system Is a bringing back
of the nerve energy and vital
force that Is needed to restore
sick, low spirited, weak men
and women to health strength
and manly and womanly vigor.
I will submit a few names of
people living close by who came
and will vouch for the merits of
my system: Mr. Z. T. Bryant,
Lebanon. Or.; Mr. N. J. Korb
and wife, Scotts Mills, Or.; Mrs.
John Scott, Scotts Mills, Or.;
Mrs. H. Oleaon, Sllverton, Or.;
Mrs. T. Dibble. Walallu, Or.;
Mrs. Clara Engle, Molalla, Or.
Mrs. N. Herrlngton, Marquam, 1
Or.: Mr. and Mrs. Comings,
Lebanon. Or., and many others
that space will not permit their
publication, Call an investigate.
STYNKR, the Electric Doctor,
Main Street House, 159 9th St.
Advice and Electrical Disease
Hours from 10 to 4 dally.
DrtVfUS WeeCS it the PCCltfil Of
TEMPTED TO END BIS LIFE
A WiueuTtlU of III Wife's Inter-ventloi-PrUonei
and Mine. Drey
fas WteeTof ether Afterward.
ItENNES, Aug. Il.-Dryfus had the
I most trying day be has yet gone
..... . hi.
fillings and sought relief In tears. The
generals have branded him as a traitor
before the court and their subordinates
have pointed the Onger of ocorn at
jjlm Bu. bc oni. once flinched when
tne 0(riCiaj report of his treatment on
Dvlls Island waa read before him and
thi pictures of his sufferings, mentaj
ntiv... ... thro- vlviaiy m
the serene of bis memory. Then be hid
his features and wept
He passed through another such cri
sis today, w,on. after Captain i-ebrun
Renault and n-ltness after wt'.nest had
hu chteKfc He roa and after
. - , . to -!, a. he
mike a few words concerning his de
nlal to Colonel Paty du Clam that he
wrcte the Bordereau, lie turned to
F ren!lli. with a look of thnnks fcr
the consilatlon so needed. Dreyfus
then uttered these words of heartfelt
gratitude to his wife for the courage
M-i.h nlch she Inspired hln 'It Is
due to her," Je cried, "that I am allv
The prisoner could articulate no more
but st dewn abruptly it conceal his
Ti.e proceedings conc'nded A W
minutes later and he was Uken back
to his prison, where his wife visited
him. and In the presence of Mme,
Dreyfus and the gendarmeries guard he
broke down completely, the tnnlon
tad been too much for hl.u. He sob
I bed oon ulsively and U.e partner of
his sorrows Joined him In the silence of
wrrNESSE3 FAVOR PRETFUS,
Onlv Three Out of Thirteen Affirm
Dreyfus is Author of Bordereau.
NEW TORK. Aug. ft Th. Tribune's
correspondent summing up the Drey
fug case says:
The preponderance of the testimony
of the handwriting experts which clos
ed with the evidence of M. Glry. mem
I her of the institute, is decidedly favor
w for rwyfus judging from the
OUMtloni DUt by Colonel Jouanste.
,,,.,.-, colonel Tiroglnar and Cap
.. r,.,,..... WM clearly th? lmpres-
I sion made upon the court. Of 13 ex
perts, only three Bertllion ana nis
understudy, Captain Valerlo and Teys
sonnleres affirm that Dreyfus Is the
author of the bordereau. Four experts
Glry, Molinler, Meyer and Caravay
are absolutely positive that the border
eau Is In Eisterhasy's handwriting. Two
experts Faraf Java! and Bernard-
have completely demolished Bertlllon's
theory and declare that the bordereau
was written In natural handwriting not
thot of Dreyfus. Pelletler also agrees
with Paraf Java! and Bernard that It
l not in Drevfus' handwriting. Three
experts Varinard, Belhomme and
Couard testify that the bordereau is
not In Eaterhaiy's handwriting but de
cllne to afflrm that it is in Dreyfus
I Of all the expert testimony that of M.
Molinler, professor In the school of
manuscripts, produced the greatest
effect on the members of the court
martial, for besides his conclusive tecb-l
nleal demonstrations, Molinler said the
Involved phraseology and the use of
unnecssary words, which are so appar
ent In the bordereau make it highly im
probable that It was done by the tedi
ous process. Measurements from a
"kevword" wjre also ridiculous. Sup
pose that Dreyfus was the author of
the bordereau; he would have wasted
1 the time In committing the handwrit
ing of Esterhaay who was known to be
In correspondence with Schwsrkoppen
Mollnler's testimony was so convincing
that General Mereler, who by a strange
! indulgence of the court Is allowed to
gethi-f with General Roget to act prs.
tlcally In the capacity of counsel for
the prosecution, sprang to bis feet and
succeeded in making the clerk read th.
evidence of Grenler, who testified be
fore the court of cassation that Ester
hasy had changed bis handwriting in
1SV7, piece of evidence which points
all th. more strongly to Esterhasy be
ing the real author of th. bordereau and
forcasts a change in the tactics of the
Since yesterday there I a distinctly
new departure In Colonel Jouanste" s
method of conducting the trial He
now directs th. evidence more strictl;
before th. court, namely whether or
not Dreyfus wrote the bordereau.
The hearsay of Picot, a member of
the Institute who said th Australn at
tache. Colonel Schneider told him in
substance that Esterhasy was the real
traitor, fell fiat on the Judges, although,
the court listened eagerly to General
Roget. who In his role of Junior counsel
for the proM7Vtion, made a spicy tittle
speech In behalf of French officers a
against .foreign attaches.
The testimony of General Delore. di
rector of the French artillery was fav
orable to Dreyfus, as showing that an
JtlUery officer. Dreyfus would not
have made the technical blunder of
referring to the hindo-pneumatlc brake
of the field gun H20-short," as "hy
draulic brake," as the person who
wrote the bordereau did. General De
loye also abowed that the opportunities
to secure information .numerated In
the bordereau were common to many
officers In the line as welt as staff
THREE MEN PERISH ON
A DESOLATE RIVER.
San Francisco Party of Prospectors
Ascend Black River, Alaska, and
Three Die of Scurvy.
SEATTLE. Aug. Jt Advices from
Dawson state that the news of the
death of three members of a San Fran
cisco party of four who wintered on
the Black river haa been received
there. E. F. Amstor, Herbert Earl, X
B. McDonald and C. D. Whltmore,
known aa the Amstor party, of San
Francisco, left Fort Tukon last fall
for th. Black river to prospect , They
got up th. river about 10 miles when
w tnteroverfook hem and they "Were
compelled to go Into winter quarters.
All four became sick with scurvy and
before the river opened three of them
C. D. Whltmore managed to rig up a
boat and drifted down the river. He
was found and taken in by some fish
ermen at the mouth of they?wc)1)lne
In a most helpless condition and waa
sent to the hospital aj Circle City
where he is now. ( '
. FOR NAVAL SERVICE.
The Unprecedented', Development of the
Navy Shaw a Large Increase
Vessels Under Construction.
WASHINGTON, , Aug. It The sec
retary of the nary haa directed that
all estimates for requirements for naval
service next year ahall be submitted by
tomorrow September 1. thus giving
him three months for co-ordinating
them for submission to congress. Th.
estimates show In general considerable
Increase all along th line, owing to the
rapid development of the navy, the un
precedented Amount of naval ship
building now In progress and the en
larged demands growing out of the war
and the acnlsitlon of new territory.
The largest item, $13,000,000 under the
head of Increase, of the' navy, which Is
tS.OOO.OOO more than any previous esti
mate under this ead. It Is due to
the unusual number tot warships now
In course of construction, aggregating
54 In all classes, the total being much
In excess of the number in construction
at any previous time in the history of
the navy. These Include 11 battleships,
four monitors, three armored cruisers,
six protected cruisers, thirty-three
destroyers and torpedo boats and sev
eral mlscelleneaous craft, submarine
Admiral Melville will also make esti
mates for the new engineering plants.
equipments, tools, buildings, etc., at
Norfolk, Port Royal, Port Orchard and
Mare Island. The plants are old and
th requirements now made on them
nduce the chief engineer eo recommend
the most modern appliances and such
remodeling of buildings as will bring
them up to date.
The man who does the least work
Is the one who does the most talking
about having his salary raised.
hy tvj ir0VB2L;
Makes the food more delicious end wholesome
Transvaal Sends a Conciliatory
Note t9 Great Britain.
OFFER MAY BE AGREED UPOft
Baer Womea Awing-Orders , for
Eaulpeegt Issue!-Looks Very
flux Like War.
PRETORIA, Aug. JL Th. Trans
vaal's not. to great Britain offering a
five year franchise and other conces
sions was strongly worded and explain;
ed that concessions were made with t
sincere desire to fully settle all differ,
enoes, and to put an end to the strained
relations and to avert a disastrous war,
therefore, a prompt answer was re
The note of Conyngham Green. In
reply, was conciliatory and tautamount
to an acceptance of the five year offer.
It was agreed to waive the suggested
commission of Inquiry provided a rep
resentative to be appointed by Sir Al
fred MUner should be given facilities
in Pretoria to make an investigation of
the franchise question, and provided
the report of such representative
should prove satisfactory. Otherwise
the transvaal government was request
ed to await further sussesUeES from
the Imperial government before sub
mitting new proposals to the Volks
read. Green's note in conclusion sug
gested a further conference at Cap. '
BOER WOMEN ARMING. '
JOHANNESBURG. Aus. St Th.
Standard and Diggers News, of Johan
nesburg, describes the Boer women as
warlike. Tney are iorming nne tmw
Transvaal governmeaVngalnst grant
ing a franchise to. the Uitlanders on a
basis of a flyryear residence.
ORDERS FOR ARMS ISSUED.
BLOMFONTEIN, Aug. Sl.-It is as
sertetf by a local paper that orders have
been given for an immediate supply ot
equipment and cartridges to the Or
ange Free 8tate artillery.
LOOKS UKE WAR '
PRETORIA, Aug. St-President
Kruger today announced to the Volks
raad that he received a telegram from
the governor of Moxamblque, saying
the detained ammunition would be for.
warded immediately. The entire cor
respondence between the Imperial and
the Transvaal governments was read
in open session and President Kruger
asked Raad to meet secretly tonight
for th. purpose of considering th.
MINISTRY MT BE DISMISSED.
LONDON, Aug. 31. The Dally Chron
icle publishes the following dispatch
from Cape Town: It Is rumored her.
that Sir Alfred Mllner, governor of
Cape Coloney, contemplates dismissing
the Schrelner ministry under his spec
ial powers. If he does. It is feared that
a rebellion will break out as the Dutch
would believe that Great Britain Is
a train forcing Cecil Rhodes to the front
MEDALS FOR VOLUNTEERS.
OLTMPIA, Aug. 31. Governor Rog
ers has asken Mayor Humes, of Seat,
tie, to take charge ot the subscription
fund to purchase medals for the re
turning volunteers to be presented on
their arrival In Seattle. The design of
the medal Is a handsome cross made of
gun metal suspended from a red whits
and blue ribbon. It will require about
3500 to purchase the desired number.
BIG FIRE AT BALLARD.
SEATTLE, Aug. 3t A fire at Bal
lard this afternoon, destroyed the plant
of the Bay Lumber & Single Company,
public school building and a rmall
dwelling. The total loss Is estimated
at 360,000, ot which (50,00. falls on the
How can there be time for every
thing when so much of it is wasted.
K1WS CO. , HEW TOW.